President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting to deliberate on recommendations related to promoting the expansion of U.S. exports. Topics may include the Administration's ``Doing Business in Africa'' campaign, the need for nominations to the U.S. Export- Import Bank Board of Directors, a rapid response mechanism for sanitary and phytosanitary issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, an international services agreement, bilateral investment treaties, U.S.- Canada trade facilitation, the UNIDROIT Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, and workforce readiness. The final agenda will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the President's Export Council Web site at http://trade.gov/ pec.
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
On December 4, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Determination of the circumvention inquiry concerning the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod (``steel threaded rod'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The period of inquiry is April 1, 2010, through January 11, 2012. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination. On December 31, 2012, Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc. (``Petitioner'') filed comments agreeing that the Department's Preliminary Determination is in accordance with law and supported by evidence on the record of this inquiry. No other party filed comments.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Negative Final Determination of Circumvention
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') continues to determine that the laminated woven sacks subject to this inquiry are not circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on laminated woven sacks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), as provided in section 781(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\